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Wiley announces new Data Sharing and Citation policies to improve transparency in research

(14 September 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons  today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley journals. Sharing data enables researchers to reuse experimental results and supports the creation of new work built on previous findings. These new policies will improve the efficiencies of […]

September 16, 2017 - 5:43 pm
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Indonesia inaugurates national library building, claimed world’s tallest

(15 September 2017)  Indonesia has inaugurated the new library building located at the heart of capital Jakarta, claimed the tallest one in the world with 27 floors. Inauguration of the national library designed as a ‘green building’ and extensively uses latest digital technology was conducted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday. Asia Pacific Daily […]

September 16, 2017 - 5:33 pm
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Chinese libraries to work on cultural items

(15 September 2017) A mechanism to develop cultural products among libraries in China was launched in Beijing on Tuesday. Led by the National Library of China, the initiative will aim to combine efforts of different institutions in training people to make and market cultural souvenirs. Compared with museums in China, the development of such products […]

September 15, 2017 - 1:52 pm
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Carbon dating finds Bakhshali manuscript contains oldest recorded origins of the symbol ‘zero’

Ancient Indian mathematical text at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries revealed to be centuries older than previously thought (14 September 2017) The origin of the symbol zero has long been one of the world’s greatest mathematical mysteries. Today, new carbon dating research commissioned by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries into the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript, held […]

September 15, 2017 - 1:20 pm
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Open peer review: bringing transparency, accountability, and inclusivity to the peer review process

(13 September 2017) Open peer review is moving into the mainstream, but it is often poorly understood and surveys of researcher attitudes show important barriers to implementation. Tony Ross-Hellauer provides an overview of work conducted as part of an OpenAIRE2020 project to offer clarity on OPR, and issues an open call to publishers and researchers […]

September 15, 2017 - 9:18 am
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Monash hiring University Librarian

(14 September 2017) Monash is seeking to appoint an outstanding University Librarian to help shape and inspire its future. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice-President, the appointee will provide vision and strategic leadership across the University Library, contributing to the development of the University, and taking accountability for the overall Library experience. Working closely […]

September 15, 2017 - 8:24 am
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South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)

(11 September 2017) Over the past year, a group of nearly 25 research libraries came together to create the new entity called the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) — affiliated with the South Asia Materials Project (SAMP). The effort will establish a cooperative network among libraries from the US and across the Subcontinent, dedicated to creating a […]

September 14, 2017 - 12:11 pm
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The ‘F’ word…overheard along the concourse

By Rajendra Munoo (Head of Learning Services & Research Librarian) and Yuyun Wirawati Ishak (Head of Information Services), SMU Libraries (14 September 2017) Have you been duped by #FakeNews and #AlternativeFacts recently? If you are relying on social media for your daily diet of news, information and gossip, then you should, by now, be flabbergasted […]

September 14, 2017 - 9:22 am
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High-tech library services must be expanded nationwide – PNM DG

(13 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur,  (Bernama)  The high-technology library services must be expanded throughout the country, especially in remote areas to ensure all residents have access to the same information thus generating a knowledgeable and informed society, said National Library of Malaysia (PNM) Director-General Datuk Nafisah Ahmad. She said with today’s development in information technology […]

September 13, 2017 - 6:45 pm
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Library services being improved in Hong Kong

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has implemented measures to improve library services. (12 September 2017) Responding to today’s release of the Ombudsman’s investigation report on the criteria and procedures for procuring and withdrawing library materials under the Hong Kong Public Libraries system, the department said it accepts the findings and has implemented improvement measures […]

September 13, 2017 - 6:37 pm
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Keep Hong Kong libraries open until late night like in Taipei and Singapore, adviser urges, after criticism by Ombudsman

(13 September 2017) Legislator says current hours are usually the same as people’s work hours, so evening extensions are needed to halt worrying decline in ‘culture of reading’ Hong Kong’s public libraries should be open until midnight to encourage the population to read, a member of an advisory committee said, a day after operations were […]

September 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm
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Addressing ethical issues in peer review – new guidelines available from COPE

(12 September 2017) Ethical issues related to the peer review process are increasingly complex and can be tricky to navigate and resolve. This Peer Review Week 2017, COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics) released a revised, updated version of its guidelines for editors, reviewers, and would-be reviewers. These expanded resources include more information for early-career […]

September 13, 2017 - 6:25 pm
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NTU libraries hiring librarians

Librarian/Senior Librarian – Digital Portal & Initiatives (NTU Libraries) ‎Key responsibilities: Evaluate and promote educational IT tools and portal platforms Provide training and technical support to students and staff implementing digital projects effectively using WordPress and other suitable platforms Provide expertise for the creation of information and knowledge portals to curate content and to provide […]

September 13, 2017 - 4:25 pm
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Are librarians paid fairly?

13 September 2017)  The LIANZA blog writes that in general the answer is no – librarians are not paid fairly.   Based on Strategic Pay data purchased by LIANZA at a national level, we see librarians in entry level roles being paid 1.5% less than other local government and 6.7% less than the general market.  This […]

September 13, 2017 - 3:53 pm
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Yale-NUS seeks to expand library collection

(11 September 2017) As Yale-NUS moves toward its intended student body size of 1,000, administrators at the school are reaching out to their partners in New Haven for assistance in developing the collections housed at the campus library, building on a library-level partnership between Yale and Yale-NUS that has existed since the founding of the […]

September 13, 2017 - 3:34 pm
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